Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of WWE 205 Live in its regular Tuesday night at 10PM Eastern time slot on WWE Network.
This week, the ongoing “friendly competition” between former champs Rich Swann and TJP moves from the console to the ring for one final match, and the build toward Akira Tozawa’s SummerSlam shot at King Neville continues.
Jack Gallagher’s issues with The Brian Kendrick surely aren’t over, while Tony Nese and his eight pack are getting a pit of a push as he’s clashed with Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik the past several weeks.
We'll post match results here, and most importantly, this gives you Cagesiders a dedicated place to rave and/or bitch about whatever goes down on the WWE’s cruiserweight showcase - while it’s being broadcast!
Enjoy the show!
- The rivalry between Rich Swann and TJP is recapped to prepare us for tonight’s main event
- Vic Joseph and Corey Graves (who looks like an extra from “Fashion Vice”) welcome us, informing us we’re getting an in-ring interview with #1 contender to the cruiserweight title at SummerSlam, Akira Tozawa, on the show
- Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander via pinfall after a series of roll-ups and counters (and Nese grabbing a handful of tights); afterwards, Nese cuts a promo saying Alexander takes care of his body better than the schlubs in Toronto, but as long as he’s around, Cedric will always be second best. Alexander is a great athlete - Nese is a Premier Athlete
- Dasha Fuentes interviews The Brian Kendrick backstage (after a flashback to Jack Gallagher getting disqualified for kicking too much of Kendrick’s ass last week). She asks if it was difficult for TBK to watch, and he says it proves his point... that Jack is a coward and a clown. He says he’s moving on, and that’s when Jack (nattily attired in a vest and MMA gloves) attacks. Kendrick runs away from a fuming Gallagher.
- Before their match, Noam Dar (in his first appearance as a single man since dumping Alicia Fox) recognizes his opponent as someone he watched as a kid. He asks if he’s still trying to make it, because he can’t relate since he’s 24 and already a WWE Superstar.
- Noam Dar def. Mark Thomas via pinfall following the Nova Roller
- Graves welcomes Tozawa to the ring for their chat (they are clearly the most over people on the show so far). Corey can’t finish her first question, which also recaps Akira’s wins over Ariya Daivari and his healed shoulder, before Neville interrupts. He questions his old tag partner’s decision to interview the challenger instead of the champ. 205 Live is his show, and Graves should be interviewing him. The King gets to the ring, and says he understands they’re trying to hype the SummerSlam match, but he is the hype. Neville starts to suggest questions, but Tozawa is taking off his tie and rolling up sleeves and distracts him. Akira says he has a question for the champ, how are you going to feel when he beats him for his title at SummerSlam? The champ laughs, and his challenger takes him down! He climbs for a senton, but Neville rolls out. Another kick puts down the King, and Titus O’Neil’s client stands tall in the ring while Neville fumes on the ramp.
- TJP def. Rich Swann via pinfall following a Detonation Kick (after Swann went head first into the turnbuckle when Perkins countered a Frankensteiner)
- Perkins gets in his face afterwards, dabs on him and trash talks all the way up the ramp. Backstage, TJ runs up and basically says “come on, why are you being like this?” and Swann calls him out for pretending to be his friend and then acting like that. TJP says Rich knows who he is and thought he could take a little friendly trash talk. Swann says “I’m starting to know who you are” and walks off.